Minimum Post graduate in Parasitology

Minimum experience of 2to 5 yearsis required

The tasks a

Parasitologistis expected to perform include:

Conducting research on animal or human parasites such as protozoans, liver flukes, round-worms, tapeworms, etc.

Evolving measures for control and treatment of parasitic infection

Collecting parasites from different areas and beings such as vertebrates and invertebrates, external parts, arterial cavities, alimentary, canal, blood and from other tissue

Conducting research in laboratory to study characteristics, habits, life cycles, etc.

Determining manner of attack on human beings and animals, and effects producedby such organisms

Investigating modes of transmission from host to host

Developing methods and agents with which to combat parasites or treat infections

Specializing in particular variety of parasites or in development of drug and chemical agents for parasite control

In-depth knowledge of animal and human physiological processes

Efficient in evaluating effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites and micro-organisms

Proficient in planning and directing studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods and treatments for disease

Efficient in following strict safety procedures when handling toxic materials to avoid contamination

Skilled in investigating cause, progress, life cycle or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites

Skilled in the use of equipment such as atomic absorption spectrometers, electron microscopes, flow cytometers and chromatography systems

Knowledge of principles of medicine and medical and laboratory procedures

Efficient in preparing and analyzing organ, tissue and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, etc.

Knowledge of standardized drug dosages, methods of immunization and procedures for manufacture of drugs and medicinal compounds

Will be updated

Attention to detail

Patient predisposition

Excellent analytical ability

High observation skills

Manual dexterity

Scientific aptitude

It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of laboratory workers and helpers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is notavailable

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with one leg (OL) and one arm (OA)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such asstress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience -INR16,000 toINR41,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth and Scope of Life Science Technologies in India

According to a report by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, owing to the increased funding and rapidly expanding institutions, opportunities are becoming more readily available for scientists who want to work in India.

Recent research funding surges have led to the development of high-profile projects including the national nanotechnology network, which includes the approximately US$ 11 million Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF) at IIT Delhi and the US$ 40 million Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science(IISc) in Bangalore. The nanotechnology facilities were established to train experts and provide experimental facilities for scientists across all of India.

The efforts undertaken by the Indian government and its various agencies ensure a high growth in the field of life sciences, and expanded employment opportunities for many aspiring Parasitologists across India.

Government and private hospitals/laboratories


Agricultural farms

Agricultural research organizations

Cities and towns across India